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George Lucas Says Studios "Don't Have Any Imagination And Don't Have Any Talent"

fb.indiewire.com – For a guy who has made millions upon millions of dollars thanks to the support of Hollywood studios, the constant axe George Lucas has to grind with the system is a bit baffling. Last year, he and pal Steven Spielberg warned that an "implosion" was on the horizon, and raised concerned that their epics "Lincoln" and "Red Tails" had trouble getting made on the studio dime. 8 weeks 4 days ago via theothersenhman
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Parents Desensitized to Sex and Violence in Movies, Study Finds

variety.com – When it comes to sex and violence, the more parents see, the less they care. That’s the takeaway form a new study by the Annenberg Public Policy Center on the attitudes that parents of children aged 6 to 18 have towards film content that may be objectionable or disturbing. Researchers showed bloody or erotic scenes... 8 weeks 4 days ago via donnieyen
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Wu Jing May Not Be Returning To Action Movies Due To Serious Leg Injuries

feedproxy.google.com – Chinese martial arts star Wu Jing has suffered from serious leg injuries and may not be able to return to action films, local media is reporting. Wu was recently admitted into hospital and had surgery on both of his legs. Following the operation, he told reporters that the surgery went well but the risk of his injuries recurring may prevent him from working in action movies again, and he is looking forward to spending more time with his wife and young son. 9 weeks 9 hours ago via jackiechan
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Movie Ticket Outlays Averaged $8.08 In Q3, Up 3.1% From Last Year

deadline.com – Box office sales in Q3 were weaker than most in the industry had expected. But the average outlay for tickets was up, according to data just out from the National Association of Theater Owners, because theaters had more premium priced 3-D and large format (including IMAX) releases than they did in the same period in 2013. 9 weeks 9 hours ago via theothersenhman
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‘Batman v Superman’ Extra Risks $5 Million Fine Over Revealing Movie Spoilers

thewrap.com – “Batman v Superman” extra revealed major plot details of Warner Bros.’ upcoming Ben Affleck-Henry Cavill superhero movie during an interview with a local news station. The grad student risks a $5 million fine for breaching the confidentiality agreement required by any extras who work on the film. A spokesman for Warner Bros. 9 weeks 10 hours ago via jetli
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China’s Wanda Cinema Returns With $325 Million IPO

variety.com – Largest exhibition chain seeks capital for further expansion... 9 weeks 15 hours ago via donnieyen
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Neil Patrick Harris to Host the Oscars (EXCLUSIVE)

variety.com – Neil Patrick Harris will host this year’s Oscars on Feb. 22, Variety has learned. Harris has performed on the Academy Awards show, but this will be his first time as host. Harris has hosted the Tony Awards in past years and Emmy this year, so with Oscar, he is apparently going for the EGOT sweep... 9 weeks 2 days ago via jackiechan
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What's Driving Sony's Script Shopping Spree

feedproxy.google.com – The studio has spent, by some accounts, more than $4 million in the past month on written material 9 weeks 2 days ago via theothersenhman
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Alison Thompson: Sales are tougher than ever

screendaily.com – During her keynote at Film London’s Production Finance Market, Alison Thompson remarks on the glut of films made today, but also sees some bright spots like the arrival of Netflix. 9 weeks 2 days ago via donnieyen
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Warner Bros. Will Cut Costs by $200 Million Annually, CEO Says

variety.com – Warner Bros. will reduce costs by $200 million annually, the studio’s chairman and CEO Kevin Tsujihara said during a presentation to Time Warner investors on Wednesday. That belt-tightening is expected to include layoffs, although the studio chief did not say how deep the cuts in staffing will be. “We have committed to cutting costs significantly,”... 9 weeks 2 days ago via theothersenhman
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'Birdman' Company's Former CEO Declares War With $55 Million Lawsuit

feedproxy.google.com – Christopher Woodrow claims Worldview Entertainment breached its fiduciary duty and defamed him 9 weeks 2 days ago via donnieyen
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Jeffrey Katzenberg on DreamWorks China plans

screendaily.com – Dreamworks Animation CEO also reflected on an infamous 1991 memo, getting fired from Disney and 3D at his BFI London Film Festival keynote. 9 weeks 2 days ago via donnieyen
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Warner Bros. and RatPac Join New Chinese Investment Fund

feedproxy.google.com – Partnering with Shanghai Media Group, CMC Capital Partners and WPP, it will invest in movies, TV and stage 9 weeks 3 days ago via theothersenhman
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How the Bible Inspires Him and the Future of Indie Film

fb.indiewire.com – Since directing his debut feature, the award-winning "Pi" on a budget of $60,000 raised from family and friends, back in 1998, Darren Aronofsky has established himself as one of the few truly auteur directors who have the clout to bring their creative visions to cinemas. From "Last Exit to Brooklyn,' "Requiem for a Dream" and "Black Swan," to "The Wrestler," "The Fountain" and "Noah," Aronofsky has consistently blurred the artificial lines between good and bad in the most original ways. 9 weeks 3 days ago via brucelee
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Chinese TV Bans Stars Who Take Drugs or Visit Prostitutes

feedproxy.google.com – Media watchdog orders broadcasters to blacklist actors caught up in drugs and vice crackdown 10 weeks 19 hours ago via jackiechan
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